Washington DC - Recent October Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the October weather in Washington DC was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives October data by year for temperature and precipitation.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot days occurred each October. Then there's information on how much rain actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Washington had wet weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at the Reagan National Airport near downtown Washington.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

October temperature averages by year in Washington
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
70 55 2018 21 13
74 56 2017 23 13
72 55 2016 22 13
67 50 2015 20 10
71 55 2014 22 13
71 54 2013 21 12
69 53 2012 21 12
67 50 2011 19 10
70 53 2010 21 12
Number of days in October when the temperature in Washington rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2018 15 1
2017 23 0
2016 17 0
2015 14 0
2014 20 0
2013 11 2
2012 17 0
2011 13 0
2010 17 0

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Washington during October in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total rainfall for October in Washington
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
9 2018 3.1 78
9 2017 2.0 51
7 2016 0.9 23
7 2015 3.0 77
13 2014 3.5 89
8 2013 6.3 159
10 2012 5.8 148
11 2011 3.9 100
8 2010 3.4 87
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Month, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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